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This review is from: If Only for a Moment: Expanded Edition (Audio CD)
I would rate the Aug 1969 original album (8 tracks 44 minutes)as a one star affair - one of the worst of the year. a Heavy prog album in dullest unison riff power trio style, though they were a four piece. Non psychedelic and one of the dullest albums to emerge in the UK in 1969, though very a la mode of the way the London scene was changing then. SQ is decidedly poor. No similarity whatsoever to the very psychedelic well produced minor classic 1967 album We Are Ever so Clean.
However the Re-I adds 32 minutes of mostly new material from 68 & 69, that would constitute a 3 star item in its own right - the bonus tracks being a much more diverse and interesting batch of songs than the original album. The demo of Peace Loving Man is particularly good - with far better dynamics than the album version - it would sit well along side Twentieth Century Schitzoid Man in a compilation. So check out the 7 bonus tracks if you get a chance.
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Initial post: 15 Oct 2014 13:00:20 BDT
D. Williams says:
It's all a matter of preferences I suppose. I would reverse your star ratings. 'We are ever so clean' is boring drivel with the odd bit of humour. (One Star). Nearly didn't buy 'If Only For A Moment' but glad I did as it is at least Four Stars.
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